Oxygen Art Centre wishes to unequivocally state our support for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and our solidarity with those demanding justice for Black and Indigenous lives lost to police violence and brutality.
We express our rage, our grief, and we reaffirm our commitment to disrupting and dismantling these systems through our research, art, activism, and mentorship.
We stand with our communities in affirming Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Lives Matter.
As an artist-run centre we are committed to challenging inequality in our communities and beyond, working toward decolonization, and embracing inclusion. We pledge to work toward equity and positive social change. We consider this an ongoing process to be undertaken with increased urgency, and acknowledge that our efforts are informed by the labour of BIPOC communities.
In solidarity, resolve, and the freedom that bring new futures.
RESOURCES! READINGS! DONATE!
Black Lives Matter, Healing Action Toolkit and more
Black Youth Help Line (Canada Wide)
Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition
Justice for Toyin Salau Petition
Justice for Riah Milton Petition
GoFundMe: In Memory of Tony McDade
GoFundMe: Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells
The Okra Project: Collective for Black Trans Rights & Donate
@hot.crip Resource list
> GoFundMe Black in BC Community Support Fund
>ZamZams Letter: My experience with racism, anti-Blackness in “vancouver’
>Ebook: The End of Policing, Alex S. Vitale (Verso books)
Eye on design resource list
Creative Capital resource list
It’s nice that resource list
SWAAY ally resources
Black Trans Travel Fund
COVID Bail Out NYC Fund
READINGS! RESOURCES! DONATE!
Mutual Aid 101 Toolkit
Dread Scott, A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, 2015
& interview on Modern Art Notes Podcast
White People Must Save Themselves from Whiteness by Venita Blackburn
Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter In Canada Edited by Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson and Syrus Marcus Ware*
The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole*
Black Life: Post BLM and the Struggle for Freedom by Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi*
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi*
Defunding the Police Will Save Black and Indigenous Lives in Canada by Sandy Hudson for HuffPost Canada*
Artist Titus Kaphar Honors Victims of Racist Killings by Hakim Bishara
A New iOS Shortcut Blurs Faces and Wipes Metadata for Protest Images by Hakim Bishara
Anit-Racism Packet by Jasmine Mitchell
Why Your Museum’s BLM Statement Isn’t Enough by Rea MacNamara
Black, Queer and Holy: The Many Shapes of Black Multiplicity by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang
ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS RESOURCES
Reading Towards Abolition: A Reading List on Policing, Rebellion, and the Criminalization of Blackness Reading List by The Abuseable Past
*compiled by C Magazine
**this is a working list and will continue to be updated
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